Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow as they continue their search for a new Number one following the controversial circumstances surrounding the future of current Old Trafford main goalie David De Gea.
The Red Devils’ plans for a new goalkeeper seemed to have been shelved after they appeared to agree a new deal with last season’s Golden Glove winner De Gea. But they shut down discussions over a new deal due to a lack of faith from Erik ten Hag. As a result, De Gea’s deal at Old Trafford was allowed to expire on July 1, and he’s now a free agent.
Man United have been linked with a number of goalkeeping targets, including Inter Milan’s Andre Onana. But according to new reports by Sportsmail, the club is now considering a move for Feyenoord goalie Bijlow to fill the vacant position between the sticks.
The 25-year-old, who kept 15 clean sheets last season, is viewed as a cheaper alternative to Inter’s Onana, though nothing has advanced regarding a bid.
The Cameroonian has been linked with both United and Chelsea this summer, with both looking to freshen things up in goal, but a fee of £40million could prove too steep for Ten Hag’s side. The Red Devils are working with a net spend of around £100m for the entire transfer window as a result of Financial Fair Play (FFP) constraints.
Having already agreed a £60m fee for Chelsea star Mason Mount, they have little to spend this summer. As a result, a deal for Bijlow could make much sense.